Tag: Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument

Machine Age brewery coming to Firestone site

Machine Age brewery coming to Firestone site

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

You will have to wait a little longer to enjoy a brew at the historic Streamline Moderne Firestone Tire and Rubber Co. building at the corner of Eighth Street. and La Brea Avenue. The building’s Machine Age design was considered ultra modern when it opened in 1938, and plans for a restaurant and microbrewery at […]

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Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

Repurposed fuel station example of preservation

| March 1, 2018 | 0 Comments

  The Los Angeles Conservancy has announced its annual Preservation Awards recipients for 2018, recognizing outstanding achievement in preservation of Los Angeles County’s architectural heritage. One winner is very local. Gas station to fuel station Noted as a prime example of car culture by the Conservancy, the Streamline Moderne-style Gilmore service station at Willoughby and […]

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Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

Renovations on estate not adhering to landmark status

| October 30, 2014 | 0 Comments

The new owners of the home at 455 S. Lorraine Blvd. have been urged by the city, neighbors and preservationists to follow the guidelines required for an Historic-Cultural Landmark. But the change from natural stone to painted beige and white, the white iron fence around the perimeter and the statuary are not in keeping with […]

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Council votes brings historic status to Johnie’s Coffee Shop

Council votes brings historic status to Johnie’s Coffee Shop

| December 2, 2013 | 0 Comments

It’s official. One of the finest examples of Googie architectural style is in our own backyard: Johnie’s Coffee Shop, at Wilshire Blvd. and Fairfax Ave. The L.A. Conservancy nominated the 50’s diner for a Los Angeles Historic-Cultural Monument and the City Council approved the honor last month for the bright red-and-blue building. The historic designation  protects […]

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Site of prized Craftsman in Wilton Place District was once a farm, chicken ranch

Site of prized Craftsman in Wilton Place District was once a farm, chicken ranch

| August 1, 2013 | 0 Comments

The “Emma Wood House” at 245 S. Wilton Pl. is among 11 locations that were recently designated Historic-Cultural Monuments by the city Cultural Heritage Commission and City Council. Located in the Wilton Place National Register District, the  single-family residence built in 1912 combines  Craftsman and Classical style architecture. “Of particular note is the full-width pergola […]

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